The SmartPack™ contains everything you need to carry out a specific procedure – any pharmacology along with the materials required to administer the procedure.
For example, a BrandX vaccine SmartPack™ would contain one dose of the vaccine, plus the syringe/injector, swab, cotton ball and Band-Aid.
So when you order a BrandX vaccine SmartPack™, you know you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips: no more running around to find all of the necessary components.
This is known as procedural packaging.
The SmartPack™ also carries all the necessary digital data about the contents.
Currently some or all of this data is read from one medium (e.g. a label) by the healthcare worker and then transferred to another system/medium (e.g. keyed in or written down, possibly by someone other than the healthcare worker administering the procedure).
For example, the patient’s medical record/medication sheet needs to be updated, acknowledging that the medication has been taken from the cold store/pharmacy etc, and that the medication has been used at a certain location, etc.
With a SmartPack™, the data it’s carrying is used directly to determine the safety of the medication for the patient. This is done by the SIPApp™.